March 2014 TasteBerkshires Spotlight
Featured Chef: Bjorn Somlo of Nudel Bjorn Somlo is the owner and chef of Nudel restaurant in Lenox. Somlo started out busing tables at the county fair when he was 16 years old. Since then, he has worked in the kitchens of restaurants across the region. After living in New Orleans and New York City and working abroad, he returned home to the Berkshires. Somlo opened Nudel in August of 2009 and has been nominated one time for Rising Star Chef and three times for Best Chef: Northeast by the James Beard Foundation, in addition to this second nomination in 2013 for The People’s Best New Chef award for FOOD & WINE® magazine. Featured Farm: Black Queen Angus Farm Black Queen Angus Farm is a family farm focused on the development of a world class registered breeding stock herd under a commercially oriented, Holistically Managed, least-cost production paradigm. At Black Queen Angus Farm, they believe that cattle should eat what they are meant to eat–GRASS. Featured Product: Barrington Coffee Roasting Company Barrington Coffee Roasting Company is ground zero for coffee lovers. Founded in Great Barrington in 1993 by Gregg Charbonneau and Barth Anderson. This local business is now located in Lee and continues to do what they do best and that is to roast world class coffee. You can sample their coffee at Lenox Coffee or if you are in Boston stop by and visit their Barrington Coffee shop.